i love halloween and everything about it. particularly the over used amount of black and everything dark and mysterious. creepy, i know. i tried for weeks to bribe this kid into something spooky, edward scissorhands being at the top of my list. that got me as far as a lengthly inquisitive conversation before bed every night. smart move kim, i know. anyway, animals are this kids jam and pandas are the most popular these days, so we settled for another furry suit this year. she was warm and cozy (and black) and looked stupid adorable alone as well as beside my other much larger bear. we did the usual and made our rounds, and surprisingly the idea of knocking on strangers doors outweighed the act of stuffing a bag with as many treats possible. that said, we stocked up at grandma’s. all of us that is!
and just like that it’s over. yummy smellingÂ treesÂ litter the sidewalks and we’re already a week into january. i miss it already, cause man this holiday season was more magical than ever! for obvious reasons, and i imagine it only gets more exciting from here. we spent a decent amount of december chasing one christmas extravaganzaÂ to another, and while december was filled with record breaking tantrums, looking back i hardly feel the pain. the pain of a two week long sinus infection, now that’s another story cause it’s still lingering. although it completely ruined all plans i dreamt of making happen over our holiday break, it forced us to shut down and relax. remember that wicked path we were headed down that i previously mentioned? yeah, well looking back, i think the kid was on overdrive and craved a week of pajama wearing and toy playing within her own space. cause let me tell you, that wicked monster turned sweet as skittles. and although i wasn’t up for much, it was the perfect amount of enough for lo and i. let this be a lesson to myself that sometimes even the little people getÂ stressed out, over worked and need a break of their own. here’s to more simple daysÂ in two thousand and fifteen. that said, the sofa beside the tree is calling my name…cause you damn well know she’s still lit and looking pretty over here!
we bundled up and left the house sunday morning with two objectives: find a christmas tree and attempt to shoot our little elf for our holiday card. we accomplished both, although it wasn’t easy (wink). this babe is none stop and asking her to sit still is nearly impossible. regardless, we had a wonderful wintery adventure amongst a sea of trees. i’ve said it once and i’ll say it again, this really is the most wonderful time of year and logan adds a whole new level of magic to our days.
^ if only our ceilings were that much taller ^
^ enamored by the concept of the snow-globe ^
^ my north pole ^
^ we played tug-of-war and had a meltdown over putting this broom back in the general store. grandmom to the rescue. ^
^ wreaths for days ^
^ documenting this wild child has become a blur ^
^ if i had the room i would have taken them all home ^
^ we sealed our date with a cider doughnut of course ^
dinnerware / glassware / flatware / linen
linen / flatware / dinnerware / glassware
glassware / linen / dinnerware / flatware
i must confess, thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday for so many reasons: the crisp chill in the air and colorful leaves on the ground, the livelihood of the macy’s day parade and santa coming to town, a crowded house filled with family both old + young, holiday music completing with football fan cheers, warm fires, the obnoxious amount of yummy food to chow on, the delicious smell of warm desserts, giving thanks, pollyanna pickings and the anticipation of christmas madness in full effect come morning…to say the least, thanksgiving totally warms my heart! in our house, there’s too many people to seat around one table, so buffet style it is. grab a plate, snag a seat wherever you can squeeze in and fill your belly as many times as you wish. just the way i like it! and just like our dinner party antics, why not mix + match your wares for a casual yet beautiful cornucopia of color + material + texture. can’t wait!
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since we’re too little for sweets this year, the easter bunny plans on leaving a variety of floppy long eared friends behind. no matter what shape + size they come i’m sure we’ll love them as if their our own. here’s hoppin’.
a few shots of our first christmas as a family of three. it’s true what they say, the holidays are magical with a mini around. we watched the magic unfold before our eyes as lo went bonkers for all the paper, bows and unwrapped presents. i’m already excited for what next year will bring!Â i think those cheeks have had enough kisses for a lifetime. speaking of cheeks, i better get to them while i can…
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oddly enough, i’m usually not one for personal holiday decorating. a simple tree + some garland and i’m content for the season. however this year, the expression on a seven month olds face over the lights and chaos has been enough to completely sway my style.Â so this weekend, it’s time to deck the halls. we’re leaving tradition in the attic and starting fresh. i see pom-poms, prints and a teeny bit of sparkle in our very near future!
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something tells me that the holidays might be a bit more magical this year with a mini in the house, which gives me an excuse to decorate our pad and spoil our lady with treats in anticipation of halloween. these are just a few of my favorite spooky finds that have made their way home this month. wednesday can’t some soon enough, as i’ve always had a thing for dressing up. come trick or treat, there’s no doubt you’ll find me in my trusty black tutu and logan as…
happy heart day – love black, blonde + brunette
just in case you want to spruce up your valentine’s day wardrobe. in black of course!